September 06, 2008

This weekend in L.A.

Too many openings to list this evening: Bergamot Station. Culver City, China Town, Mid-Wilshire, and a slew of others.

But then on Sunday, there's the "Peak of Summer" Tomato festival at the Hollywood Farmer's Market.

I know this because I caught Huell Howser on TV last night interviewing the tomatophiles.
When: 09/07/2008 from 08:00am to 01:00pm

Where: Hollywood


Hollywood Farmers' Market
City: Hollywood
Location: Ivar and Selma Avenue between Hollywood and Sunset Blvd.

The Hollywood Farmers’ Market will host its annual Peak of Summer Tomato Festival on Sunday, September 7, 2008 during the normal market hours (8 am – 1 pm). This annual event, featured in 2004 on PBS’ Visiting with Huell Howser, celebrates the plethora of tomatoes available during the summer season at the market. All events are free and open to the public.

  • Free samples of 30+ tomato varieties, 9 am – 12 pm. As an educational opportunity for the Market’s customers, free samples of each of the tomato varieties will be available for sampling.
  • Chef E will prepare fresh Green Zebra tomato juices, 10 am – 12 pm
  • From 11 am – 1 pm, Heirloom Gardener and author Amy Goldman will sign copies of her newest book Heirloom Tomatoes, from Garden to Table.
  • Cooking demos of delicious and easy tomato recipes, 11 am – 1 pm
  • Tips and information on how to can and sun-dry tomatoes, 9 am – 12 pm
  • Recipes and information on the art of preserving and canning tomatoes will also be readily available.

The Tomato Festival episode of Visiting with Huell Howser will be rebroadcast Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm on KCET.

The Hollywood Farmers’ Market is located at Ivar and Selma Avenues between Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards every Sunday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Limited free parking is available at 1623 N. Vine Street in the Doolittle Theatre parking lot until 1 pm. Parking is also available at the Arclight/Cinerama Dome parking structure at Sunset & Ivar. 1st Hour free with market validation.

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